Tim Williams

Tim Williams
PhD Candidate
Industrial & Operations Engineering
University of Michigan

I model risk and resilience in smallholder agricultural systems.

My underlying motivation is to encourage agricultural systems to develop and transform in a way that promotes both the betterment of society and the prosperity of the environment.

To achieve this, I use both agent-based modeling to examine how systems may behave in the future or under intervention and empirical analysis and data mining to better understand observed historical relationships. I am broadly interested in the intersection of these two forms of analysis.